Russia Denies Military Presence at Libyan Border; Russia Leads Europe in Number of Prisoners; Arms Exports Up 14%

March 14, 2017
Russian prisoners in a labor colony. Photo by Yuri Smityuk/TASS

Live Updates: The Russian Defense Ministry denies reports that it has sent troops to the Libyan border in Egypt. The number of Russians with savings accounts dropped 33%.

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Russia Denies Military Presence at Libyan Border; Russia Leads Europe in Number of Prisoners; Arms Exports Up 14%

Russian soldier during joint Russian-Egyptian anti-terrorist exercises ‘Defender of Friendship–2016″. Photo by Andrei Chaplygin/RIA Novosti 

The ruble is trading at 58.99 to the dollar and 62.77 to the euro. Brent crude is selling for $51.82 per barrel. 

The following news items were taken from 7:40 na perrone, Gazeta, RBC, RIA Novosti, TASS,  and New York Times.

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